Changing Places news

NSW ‘Lift and Change’ trial launch

On Monday 4th April the NSW government announced ‘Lift and Change’ a state-wide initiative to build appropriate toilet facilities for individuals with high care needs who cannot use regular accessible bathrooms. The Lift & Change Facility Trial is run by the NSW...

First Changing Place in an Australian hospital

THE Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) has become the first public hospital in Australia to unveil its fully accredited Changing Places bathroom facility for people with disability. Dental Health Services CEO, Dr Deborah Cole, said the facility, now double from...

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Help the Changing Places project communicate the need for more Changing Places in major public spaces across Australia and be in the running to win 2 x $50 Eastland gift cards or one of four double passes to the movies. If Changing Place toilets have helped you get...

Some deep thinking on World Toilet Day

Happy (or should I say ‘crappy’) World Toilet Day! How many times a day do you use the toilet? I ask because I can’t always do this. The ability to use a toilet when they need is something most people take for granted, but something which poses a huge challenge for...

Changing Places in the media

Radio National – Life Matters (8th April 2015) – Changing Rooms

Berwick Leader (1st April 2015) – Mum’s Facebook video of struggle to change disabled daughter on toiler floor goes viral

Bridge Magazine Autumn 2015 – Changing Places: Toilets for adults with severe disabilities

Illawara Mercury (29th January 2015) – Nowra Aquatic Centre to install toilet for profoundly disabled

South Coast Register (20th January 2015) – Nowra first in NSW with special change room

Berwick Leader (6th January 2015) – Narre Warren pair fronts national campaign for better public toilet facilities to cater to disabled

SBS (31st December 2014) – Most public toilets inaccessible to people with disabilities

The Illawarra Mercury (18th November 2014) – Progress on toilet plea

The Age (2nd October 2014) – Australia’s most accessible loo opens in Ringwood (video)

The Age (4th September 2014) – Listen to ACD CEO Elizabeth McGarry being interviewed on Changing Places

The Age (4th September 2014) – Loo bewdy: new bathrooms mark clean getaway from toilet ‘horror’

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